Mittwoch, 20. Mai 2015
Last week I've been to the bookstore here in Vienna to buy the autobiography of Malcolm X. I was astonished to hear that they didn't have it and that it is not available in German. So I ordered an English copy. Actually I am reading it at the moment and more and more admiring this man. It is unbelievable how black people suffered and still do. Debt is modern slavery he says and to me this is true. I recommend this book to everyone. A shame that there are no more German copies available. To me this is a classic, like Anne Frank's Diary.
Malcolm X, El Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, no more Little, Muslim
© Friderica "von" Wächter
Sonntag, 17. Mai 2015
My private little garden in the city consists of a few flower boxes in my windows. There is so much joy in watching the plants grow.
Freitag, 15. Mai 2015
"You can't be genuinely kind to others if you are not kind to yourself... When we don't feel threatened - by our own judgmental tendencies - we'll automatically become nicer." Moutasem Al-Hameedy
My Swedish grandfather Gösta Ollén with me in 1977, Dalarna. © Bertil Stilling
He was a journalist, and like most journalists he invented a lot of stories. In the end he himself believed they were true.